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May 5, 2011 09:37 AM

Where to find cheap Benriner mandoline in Vancouver?

I've heard stories of this particular mandoline being cheaper than $40 at Fujiya (they don't have any) or kitchen stores other than Ming Wo in Chinatown. Does anyone know of such a place? Thanks in advance!

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  1. Back around Christmas, the only place I could find that had an actual Benriner was Gourmet Warehouse and it was about $55-ish if memory serves me. I ended up ordering from amazon.COM (not .ca) for $20.

    Gourmet Warehouse
    1340 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V5L, CA

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    1. re: mrbitterpants

      IIRC, London Drugs used to sell it cheaper - maybe $30? They don't stock it anymore.

    2. I bought mine in Chinatown at one of the kitchen/restaurant supply places about a year ago. I don't remember the name of the store or which street it was on... but I can tell you the store was on the east side of Main St and it wasn't on E Hastings or E Georgia. I think I bought it for around $27. The price at Ming Wo was around $40 as well, IIRC.

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      1. re: miss.foodie

        Thanks for the tip. I just picked one up yesterday today for $25.99. The store is called Tinland Cookware on 260 E Pender. The mandolines are located behind the cash desk. The larger Super version is $49.99. They only take cash or debit. I first went across the street to Win Cheong Enterprises (261 E Pender) looking for the Benriner but they only had the Borner V-slicers for around $50, plus a really inexpensive Borner slicer for around $15, IIRC. Win Cheong takes credit cards but I got a 15% discount for paying cash for the items that I bought!

        1. re: 2pickyeaters

          Ooh. I'm going to have to check that out. Thanks for the update!